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Queenpin by Megan Abbott
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Dec 12, 2011

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bookshelves: bookcrossing, suspense-thriller-mystery
Read from December 12, 2011 to January 14, 2012

Raymond Chandler, move over. There's a new girl in town. Megan Abbott's Queenpin dives into that shadowy underbelly of society where the gamblers and thugs live to bring us the story of a young club-girl (unnamed) who finds herself being groomed for greatness by the Queenpin herself in a mafia riddled strip. Here, the women are the central focus, and the men more peripheral. But make no mistake, the novel is both gritty and sharp, with violence and sexual tension thrown in. And what happens when Goldilocks gets entangled with the big bad wolf? Watch out, because mama bear's claws are sharp.

I admit it. The cover was completely camp and the reason I picked up the book.
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01/13/2012 page 139
72.0% "When you lose a book after taking it on a trip, be sure to check your luggage carefully. It may be hiding in a pocket."

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